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Confederate (CSV)


Seaborn Sutton

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 21 year old farm worker on his widowed mother's place at Oglethorpe, GA. He enlisted in Company H, 6th Georgia Infantry on 28 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the "White House" hospital on the Line farm at Sharpsburg, but died there of wounds between 17 and 29 September. Originally buried in "George Line's orchard" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett.1 His service from the Roster,2 which has him killed outright at Sharpsburg. Hospital and death detail from a list in the New York Times of 12 October 1862. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.

He married Catharine Dykes (1839-1911) in October 1858.


c. 1839 in GA


09/00/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4993]

2   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <>, Source page: /infantry/rosters/6th_inf_regt_rost_h.html  [AotW citation 9591]